A Conversation with Lez Zeppelin founder Steph Paynes

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Steph Paynes to Jake’s Take. She is a founding member of the New York City band Lez Zeppelin. The band is made up of Paynes (guitarist), Marlain Angelides (vocalist), Leesa Harrington Squyres (drummer), and Joan Chew (bassist and keyboardist). Since its inception back in 2004, […]

The Five Question Challenge with Taya Marquis

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Taya Marquis to Jake’s Take. The Los Angeles-based artist envisioned being a songwriter since she was a little girl and her epiphany of being an artist happened over a series of writing and studio sessions. Her peers were always encouraging her towards being an artist, […]

A Conversation with Dessy Di Lauro

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Dessy Di Lauro to this edition of A Conversation. The Montreal native turned Los Angeles transplant is at the forefront of a new kind of musical genre called: Neo-Ragtime. In order to get create this superb musical hybrid, Ms. Di Lauro took the music shaped […]

The Five Question Challenge with Ménage

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Ménage is the latest band to tackle The Five Question Challenge! Bela, Basilio and Gabriel Ferreira spent their childhood traveling between Toronto and their ancestral home in a small town in Portugal. Between listening to the traditional Portuguese music and listening to the Beatles, each sibling wanted to pursue a career […]

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